HEARING AID BATTERIES AND ACCESSORIES
You just got fitted for a hearing aid and you can’t wait to hear all the sounds you’ve been missing. Then you find out there’s a list of hearing accessories that you may also need. Don’t worry, there is some maintenance involved with caring for your hearing device, but upkeep is not costly or complicated.
Our audiologists will show you what you need—and what you don’t—to get the most out of your hearing aid.
How do I know which battery to order for my hearing aid?
Hearing aid batteries are standardized with number and color codes to make it easy to find what you need. The easy-to-remember codes are 675 (Blue), 13 (Orange), 312 (Brown) and 10 (Yellow).
How do I know which color or number battery fits my hearing aid?
Your hearing care professionals — that’s us — will tell you what size and color of batteries you need.
How long will my battery last?
Hearing aid batteries will typically last about 5-7 days depending on the size of the battery, your model hearing aid, level of hearing loss and the demands of the location where you use them. The more active your hearing aid is, the more battery power will be used.
Why don’t these batteries last longer?
Watch batteries may last years, but it requires little power to keep your watch ticking. Hearing aids require more power to perform complex functions that amplify sound correctly to meet your needs in varying listening environments.
How can I avoid running out of batteries?
Simply keep a month’s supply of hearing aid batteries on hand, about eight to ten, and order more once you’re down to four to allow for shipping time.
Where should I store my hearing aid batteries?
The best place is right where you store your hearing aid at night: in a bedside table drawer. That way the batteries will be there when you put your hearing aids in first thing in the morning. You may want to keep spare batteries with you in your hearing aid carrying case, too.
It’s not a good idea to keep batteries in the refrigerator. Condensation and moisture can harm them. Avoid extremes in temperature. Hearing aid batteries like room temperature, just like you.
What about rechargeable batteries?"
Many of today’s hearing aids offer a rechargeable battery option. The hearing aids are plugged in nightly and batteries never need to be changed. If you already have hearing aids, you might have the option of changing them to work with rechargeable batteries for a small fee. Call us to find out if your specific model has that option.
Our hearing care professionals are happy to help whenever it’s time for you to purchase hearing batteries. Just ask!
Hearing Aid Accessories
Custom Ear Molds and Plugs
We provide custom hearing protection as well as custom molds for iPods and Sleep Plugs. We also sell Musician Plugs ER-9, 15, 25 and Musician’s Monitors.
Cell Phone Accessories
We offer a complete inventory of cell phone accessories.